Spring Has Sprung and It Brought New Beer
Sure, there’s consistent warm weather now and people are no longer “skiing” but rather “spring skiing” on the slopes these days. But haven’t those of us in the foothills been enjoying spring-like temperatures and abundant sunshine since about mid-February? So, I’ve been waiting for a sign that the seasons are really changing and just two short days ago, we got that sign.
Boulder Beer Company announced that their seasonal beer, the Good Trip Tripel, is about to come back into our lives again. This, to me, officially means that spring has sprung. While we may look forward to another spurt of cold weather in the next few weeks, there is no going back to real winter.
The Good Trip Tripel comes around from April through July in 22 ounce bottles and on draft. This Belgian-style, golden-hued brew is self-described as “slightly spicy” and that seems a perfect description for it. At 35 IBU and 9% ABV, the spiciness is complimented with a subtle hop flavor that slows you down just enough to really enjoy the Mt. Hood hops with which it’s been brewed, which is a good thing since this strong ale masks the high alcohol content well.
Though usually partial to the fresh pour from the draft myself, the 22oz bottles actually make this a fantastic option for sipping at the peak of your day hike or ride. It’s refreshing and gives you even more of an excuse to linger over that amazing view of Boulder from above. Since you’re getting in your cardio anyway, you can always chalk it up to carbo-loading to power you back to the car.
Although it’s not on shelves or tap just yet, keep an eye out for it in the coming weeks!